May 31, 2024

— Illinois Republican Party Responds to President Trump Verdict Following the verdict in the New York trial of President Trump, Illinois Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy released the following statement: “Let’s call this trial what it really is: a political prosecution the likes of which occurs in banana republics but not previously in these United States. Democrat activist investigators and prosecutors have relentlessly hounded President Trump for years. First, they challenged the legitimacy of his election in 2016 thru the Russian collusion hoax. Then, they strove to defeat his re-election in 2020 thru impeachments and the Hunter Biden laptop coverup. Then, they indicted him and his supporters to tarnish his legacy in an effort to re-elect President Biden. This weaponization of the judicial system has weakened our country here and in the eyes of the world, which I’m sure President Biden will savor while he vacations in Delaware as his handlers make critical decisions for the country.”

— 2024 Illinois Republican Party Platform
— 2024 Illinois Republican Party Resolutions:
Resolution on Protecting Illinois Assets from Exploitation by Foreign Adversaries Resolution
Resolution on Student Loan Debt
Resolution on Safety of Food Supply Chain
Resolution on Transgender Issue
Resolution on Parental Rights
Resolution on Local Government Funding and Control
Resolution on Life
Resolution on Election Integrity
Resolution on Immigration
Resolution on Crime, Law and Order
Resolution on American Energy Independence
Resolution Affirming Equal Opportunity for All

— Of course, I applaud the 2024 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions to the extent that they promote conservative principles. But if I had not been removed from the 2024 IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would have advocated for a platform and for resolutions that would have given more priority and more emphasis to promoting personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, discouragement of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, protection of Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). I would have advocated for a resolution that would have called for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen

— Trump verdict. How many of the following will use the verdict to officially leave the Republican Party and officially become Democrats: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists? How many of the aforesaid boycotted the IRP State Convention? – Dave Diersen

— What do you anticipate/expect that your critics/opponents will eventually do if they have not done that already? Mine will officially a) dump Trump, b) become Democrats, c) oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members, d) reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, anti-vice, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, and/or e) crow about the adverse actions that they have taken against me. – Dave Diersen

— Trump verdict puts Illinois GOP on the attack – SHIA KAPOS
(FROM THE ARTICLE: PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE: Illinois Republicans and a certain former governor rallied behind Donald Trump after a Manhattan jury found him guilty Thursday on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a hush money criminal trial. A sentencing hearing is set for July 11, four days before the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. Some of the reax: The Illinois GOP issued a statement comparing the legal proceedings to “banana republics.” Darren Bailey, who got Trump’s support when he ran for governor, called it “a dark day for America.” And Ogle County GOP Chair Mike Koolidge predicts the verdicts will “energize voters like nothing else has before — and in Trump’s favor.” Deja vu for you know who: Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose prison term on corruption charges was commuted by Trump, said: “When you’ve lived through it yourself you recognize when they do it to someone else … the political fix was in.” The Democrat turned Trump-ocrat, as Blagojevich likes to describe himself, said the verdict was made by “a handpicked politicized Dem judge who denied a former President a chance to put on a defense and allowed ridiculously unlawful jury instructions,” via X. Illinois Democrats had another take, of course. Gov. JB Pritzker, who is a surrogate on the campaign trail for President Joe Biden, issued a statement saying: “Justice has been served. … Donald Trump is a racist, a homophobe, a grifter, and a threat to this country. He can now add one more title to his list — a felon. But let me be clear, Donald Trump will never be 47.” Mayor Brandon Johnson called Trump “a con artist, a bigot, and an embarrassment of a former president. And now, he’s a convicted felon,” on his social media account. Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) called Trump “a loser in court and now we must beat him at the ballot box.” And Sen. Dick Durbin, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, offered this: “As I’ve said all along: no one is above the law — not even a former president.” Republicans and Democrats agree on one point made by Trump outside the courtroom: “The real verdict is going to be Nov. 5 by the people.”)


— Will County Republicans call Trump prosecution biased following conviction – MICHELLE MULLINS
— Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin criticizes Kane County sheriff for comments about Aurora police – STEVE LORD

— How will the Biden campaign exploit the Trump hush money guilty verdict? Trump and Biden face impending crucial major strategic decisions on how to play the conviction in the coming weeks. They meet for their first debate June 27 in Atlanta. Trump will be sentenced on July 11. The Republican National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee on July 15. – Lynn Sweet
— Chicago’s top watchdog raises alarms about police tactics for protests during Democratic convention. Inspector General Deborah Witzburg warned that using pepper spray and corralling protesters ‘risks escalating tensions and violating constitutional rights of lawful demonstrators.’ – Tom Schuba
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame guns for gun violence instead of blaming those who use guns illegally.

— Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ big time in Elgin, Buffalo Grove, Lake County, Aurora, Carol Stream, and Schaum­burg. To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and family.

— ‘Shameful’: Republicans quickly come to Trump’s defense after his conviction. Speaker Mike Johnson continued to claim the justice system has been weaponized. – Allison Pecorin and Alexandra Hutzler
— Donald Trump calls hush money trial ‘rigged’ after being found guilty on all counts. Former President Donald Trump spoke outside the courthouse on Thursday. – Leah Sarnoff
— Donald Trump’s family reacts to sweeping guilty verdict in hush money trial. Trump was found guilty on all 34 counts in his hush money trial on Thursday. – Leah Sarnoff

— Trump sentencing set just days before Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
— Sentencing, presidential race and more: What’s next for Donald Trump after verdict
— Trump’s Republican megadonors shrug off his guilty verdict – Brian Schwartz
— Florida bridges will shun Pride colors in favor of red, white and blue
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.

— Trump denounces verdict as a “disgrace” and vows “this is long from over” after felony conviction. – Melissa Quinn
— Where Trump’s 3 other criminal cases stand after his conviction in New York – Melissa Quinn
— Will Chicago police be ready for DNC protests? A city watchdog weighs in

— Mexico’s presidential election to include in-person voting in Illinois – Angelica Sanchez (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
— Chicago police underprepared for mass gatherings, report finds – Julian Crews, Eli Ong

— ‘A racist, a homophobe’: Pritzker rips into Trump after guilty verdict. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker didn’t hold back when talking about Donald Trump following his guilty verdict in New York City. (COMMENT: Pritzker’s power to destroy anyone and his power to destroy anything ever-increasingly increases.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to be pot users.
— New report evaluates Chicago Police Department’s preparedness for mass gatherings – Kasey Chronis
— Former Chicago political reporters weigh in on Trump verdict. Here in Illinois, we’ve had our fair share of political scandals and big trials, but nothing with the potential implications that comes with today’s verdict for Trump. (COMMENT: I should write a book about past and present political reporters in Illinois. I would focus on how they have treated me.)

— Elon Musk has been getting Trumpier. A direct line to Trump may be next. – CNN (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, the more demographics that you share with Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you. Both Trump and I are conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, married, non-veteran, gun-owners, Protestant, German American, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Trump retains voting rights and presidential run potential despite felony conviction – AP

— LaHood blasts court, Pritzker blasts Trump after historic verdict – Tyler Lopez

— Guns allowed in RNC security footprint – Alison Dirr

— Amid presidential chatter, Pritzker will address Wisconsin Democrats at annual convention – Tina Sfondeles

— Trump asks supporters to join him in sharp post-verdict video – Julia Mueller (COMMENT: How many of the following will use the verdict to officially leave the Republican Party and officially become Democrats: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists? How many of the aforesaid boycotted the IRP State Convention?)
— Democrats use Juneteenth to promote more hatred against Republicans.
— IRS makes free tax return program permanent and is asking all states to join in 2025 – AP (COMMENT: If I had used this IRS program when I was an IRS employee 1971-1980, I am sure that the program would have allowed my education deductions. I deducted the graduate evening a) business courses that I took at Loyola 1972-1976 and b) accounting courses that I took at DePaul 1976-1980. My IRS employee manual encouraged me to take those courses. But in 1978, to get rid of me, my Democrat GAO superiors disallowed those courses.)

— Bolingbrook Residents Speak Out Against ‘Detransitioning’ Event At Golf Club. At the meeting on Tuesday, residents called the event hateful and opposed its anti-gay and anti-transgender rhetoric. – Andrea Earnest (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.)

— Ban on ‘captive audience’ meetings among 466 bills to pass this session -Alex Abbeduto (COMMENT: While worked for the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980 and for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, I had to sit through many of their captive audience briefings.)

— Morning briefing
— Afternoon roundup
— Deficit spending reported as revenues plunge, salaries and debt increase


— Mark Rice, a candidate for Illinois’ 8th Congressional District, has voiced strong criticism of his opponent and the incumbent Democrat, Raja Krishnamoorthi.

— Cook County offers grants to marijuana businesses – Jim Talamonti (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to be pot users.)

— We spend the most, by far, on education in the Midwest and yet our kids still can’t read (COMMENT
— A school choice program upsets the apple cart, and the teachers unions don’t like that (COMMENT: If my parents had not sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, I doubt that I would have been able to get an ACT score of 24, graduate in the upper 20% of my 1966 Crete-Monee High School class, and get accepted by UIC.)



— Manhattan jury finds former President Donald Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts – Tom Howell Jr.
— Trial coverage skewed to inflame public against Trump – Jennifer Harper
— GOP lawmakers rail against guilty verdict for Trump – Mallory Wilson
— Here are Trump’s top three arguments for appeal after guilty verdict in hush money trial – Alex Swoyer

— Trump trial travesty – Editorial

— Trump campaign donation page secures $800K contribution after ‘hush money’ guilty verdict. – Diana Glebova and Samuel Chamberlain

— The Border Invasion Election – Shane Harris

— For its ‘Pride Month’ push in stores, Walmart goes with ‘lesbian trans woman’ and ‘rainbow skull’ – Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ.)

— Biden Campaign Cheers Trump Verdict – Liz Sheld

— Biden to hit reset on message to black voters – Vivek Saxena (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. Biden could stress to Black voters that while he was in Congress, his Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take early retirement and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)

— New York Jury Finds Donald Trump Guilty on All 34 Counts – HANNAH KNUDSEN

— ‘Rigged, Disgraceful Trial’: Trump Responds To Conviction, Promises ‘Real Verdict’ In November – HAROLD HUTCHISON
— Alan Dershowitz Doubts Conviction Will Be Overturned Because Appellate Judges Are ‘Terrified’ To Help Trump. – HAROLD HUTCHISON
— Trump Trial Judge Did Everything In His Power To Confuse The Jury To Ensure Conviction – MARY ROOKE

— Illegal Immigration Has Created ‘High Threat Level’ for Terrorist Attack in US, Expert Says – Virginia Allen

— Trump Found Guilty: Ben Shapiro Breaks Down the Verdict

— Illegal Aliens Call Lyft Ride After Getting Sick of Waiting for Border Patrol to Pick them Up – Joey Chester

— Biden picked illegal immigrants over veterans. We must fix it before it’s too late. Veteran homelessness has spiked 19%, but Biden is too busy aiding illegal immigrants to help. – Kate Monroe
— National Park Service reverses ban on employees wearing uniforms at Pride events following LGBTQ backlash. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reversed the decision in a statement issued late Friday. – Kendall Tietz
— Former Gov Blagojevich: My fellow Democrats are ‘destroying the rule of law’ Trump commuted the prison sentence of the former Democrat governor of Illinois in 2020. – Yael Halon

— Judicial Watch Statement on the Trump Verdict
— Judicial Watch: Defense Dept. Records Show U.S. Air Force Hosted ‘Drag Story Time’ and Other ‘Drag’ Events

— To Fund Immigrant Services, Denver Slashed Its Police Department and Will Answer 911 Calls With…Drones – Brad Slager

— Pope Francis Denounces Attempts to Defend U.S. Southern Border. Why is the leader of the world’s largest church promoting charities that support illegal immigration? – ANDREW MIILLER


— NRA can sue ex-NY official it says tried to blacklist it after Parkland shooting, Supreme Court says – LINDSAY WHITEHURST (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who continue to blacklist me: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Organization, b) Republican leaders in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers, c) conservative leaders and activists, and d) religious leaders and activists. Better yes, I should sue them.)

— Big stars come out for Biden – but much of Hollywood wrestles with 2024 endorsements in a polarized world. – Priscilla Alvarez and Elizabeth Wagmeister

— In a Texas G.O.P. at War With Itself, the Hard Right Is Gaining – J. David Goodman (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the Texas GOP with the Illinois GOP.)
— I should write a book about Republican candidates, elected officials, party leaders, etc. in Illinois who have promoted LGBTQ the most. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.

— Biden’s dilemma: Avoid a 1968 repeat in Chicago

— Chicago watchdog sounds alarm on police crowd control tactics during Democratic convention – Michael Loria
— Democrats and RINOs continue to use George Floyd to promote hatred against Republicans.


— Tyson Foods Speaks Out on Hiring Migrant Workers Over Americans – Nick Mordowanec (COMMENT: Employers want cheap labor. My critics/opponents have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree and three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license.)

— A Guilty Verdict for Trump and Its Consequences for the Country. District Attorney Alvin Bragg inaugurates a new and destabilizing era of American politics. – Editorial

— The Kresge Foundation promotes DEI big time, that is, it promotes political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination big time. I worked for S.S. Kresge 1964-1966. I should write a book about how my S.S. Kresge superiors, supervisors, and coworkers treated me. I was the only White male who washed dishes in its Chicago Heights store.

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.